National Geographic Explorer Dr. Christopher Golden and his team of Harvard Planetary Health Scholars spent six weeks in Madagascar to better understand the human health impacts of environmental change. This series of stories will document this journey across Madagascar through their personal experiences.
Steve Andriamasy is a renowned spoken word performer in Madagascar. In 2017, Dr. Golden sent requests across social media and national radios for contributions from Malagasy performers to write pieces about the condition of the world, and the human health impacts of environmental change. This beautiful performance, captured on video by talented director Geoffrey Gaspard, showcases a Malagasy worldview of planetary health. This is the first video ever directed and edited by Dr. Golden.
Steve is a visionary poet who often speaks about issues of inequity in Madagascar. His voice is one of the next generation of Malagasy thought leaders.